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School Nurse - LPN

Company: Kent Consortium
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Kent ISD Center Based Special Education Programs/LPNDate Posted: 7/19/2022Location: Kent ISDClosing Date: 07/29/22@4pmDistrict: Kent ISD - websiteVACANCY NOTICE Job Title: School Nurse - LPN Kent ISD Center Programs 182 day position The LPN will work in collaboration with other members of the healthcare and educational team to provide appropriate healthcare services to each student under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and the building Principal/Administrator. Job Qualifications: New Hires must have A) completed at least two years of study at an institution of higher education (at least 60 credit hours); B) obtained an associate's or higher degree; or C) achieved a passing score on a MDE approved assessment. BA degree, preferred. LPN licensure required. Demonstrated experience with medically fragile patients (i.e. diabetes, seizures, tracheostomy, etc.). Experience with medically fragile children preferred. Demonstrated ability to work well with others as a team. Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality. Demonstrated good communication skills (verbal and written). Demonstrated ability to interact with the parents, public and coworkers in a respectful and courteous manner. Demonstrated ability to follow FERPA privacy laws. Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of the team. Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment. Demonstrated basic computer skills. Current CPR and First aid certification. Demonstrates a strong commitment to equity, social justice, and inclusion in all practices and position responsibilities. Demonstrates the ability to examine the impact of education inequities in student achievement outcomes as it aligns with race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Responsibilities: Provides medications and treatments to identified students under the supervision of the RN, and according to the districts policies, procedures and guidelines. Applies knowledge of common medications and treatments to evaluate the side effects and effectiveness of services provided. Collects and documents data regarding the child's health status (such as immunizations and nursing care) consistent with documentation guidelines. Provides written reports as required. Communicates with the registered nurse essential information regarding treatments provided and observations of the child's response. Follows written health care plans. Administers first aid and care to children who are ill or injured according to district protocols and under the direction of the RN. Communicates information from the child, family, physicians, and other members of the health care/educational team to the registered nurse in order to facilitate coordination of services. Arranges and manages the physical setting of the health office. May be required to attend general staff meetings as requested by the Principal/Administrator. May be required to attend monthly nursing meetings and in-services. May be required to accompany children that require medical attention during transportation. Maintains knowledge of current trends and development in the field by reading appropriate books, journals, websites, and other literature and attending related conferences, in-services, etc. Responsible for carrying out educational activities as requested by the principal. Interacts with co-workers, administration, students, parents and the community in positive, supportive, and cooperative ways. Provides input into the development of the LPN role. Responsible for good attendance and punctuality and following call-in procedures to assure a safe and healthy environment for students. Other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:Sit, stand, walk, run, stoop, and kneel or work on the floor on a continuous basis. Lift up to a 60 pound weight load. Bend, push and/or pull loads, such as pushing children in wheelchairs or moving/rearranging furniture or assisting students with standing, transferring, and walking. Physically restrain students, when required. Utilize close and distance vision, with depth perception. Utilize hearing abilities including auscultation using a stethoscope. Ride school bus during student transport. The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Salary: Commensurate with education and experience Benefits: Robust full benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous sick time; State of Michigan School Employment retirement program; student loan forgiveness may be available through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program for eligible Federal student loans. Posting Dates: 7/19/22 - 7/29/22 Distribution: Internal & External To Apply: Kent Intermediate School District manages employment applications online. No hardcopy applications/resumes will be accepted for this position. Applications must be completed online at Please note, due to the large number of applications, we are unable to attend to e-mail or telephone inquiries on application status. All candidates will be timely notified regarding their application status. The final candidate for this position will be required (at their cost) to furnish Kent Intermediate School District with a current Michigan State Police and FBI criminal records LiveScan check prior to our recommendation to hire. It is the policy of the Kent ISD School Board that no student, staff member or candidate for any position in the District shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, ancestry, age, gender/sex, sexual orientation, marital status, height, weight, veteran status, political belief or physical/mental disability which does not impair their ability to perform adequately in the individual's particular position or activity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or to be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity for which the Kent ISD School Board is responsible for or receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. The Coordinator for Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act and Title II is: Danielle Hendry, Human Resource Director.Attachment(s):Job Description

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